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4x100m Relay Sets School Record at NCAA Division III Championships

Senior Nicole Kirk (right), passing the baton to freshman Heather Kendall earlier this spring at the Aloha Relays, combined with junior Liz O'Neal and senior Peyton Dostie to break the school record in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships.
Senior Nicole Kirk (right), passing the baton to freshman Heather Kendall earlier this spring at the Aloha Relays, combined with junior Liz O'Neal and senior Peyton Dostie to break the school record in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships.

Dostie (100 Hurdles) and Kirk (100 Dash) Compete on Friday

            WAVERLY, Iowa -- The University of Southern Maine women's 4 x 100-meter relay team set the school record Thursday during the first day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field National Championships being held at Wartburg College.

            The relay combination of senior Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine), freshman Heather Kendall (Lewiston, Maine), junior Liz O'Neal (Brunswick, Maine/Mt. Ararat) and senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) turned in a time of 47.35 seconds to eclipse their seven-day old record time of 47.62 set at the ECAC Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week.  The Huskies' time was the ninth quickest among the teams competing.

            In individual competition, Dostie raced in the preliminary round of the 400-meter hurdles posting a time of 1:01.94.  Kirk competed in the 200-meter preliminaries coming home with a time of 25.09 seconds.  Dostie and the relay missed moving on to the finals on Saturday by just one one-hundredth of a second.

            Junior Molly Gibeault (Brooklyn, Conn./Woodstock Academy), competing in her first NCAA championship in the pole vault, cleared 3.75 meters (12-3 ½) to finish 15th overall.

            On Friday, Dostie will compete in the 100-meter hurdles preliminary round (5:30 p.m. EDT) while Kirk races in the 100-meter dash prelims (6:30 p.m. EDT).  The meet concludes on Saturday. 

 

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